Yes! I will work for food and wine while on my travels, after a full day of trekking, it was great to come back to Refugio Darwin, to watch the sunset over Los Cuernos with a glass of wine, a beautiful finish to the end of my first day in Patagonia.
Refugio Darwin maybe a little further out that some of the places to stay in Patagonia but transfers to the base of each trek made it easy whatever time you choose to start your day, staff were very friendly and helpful, I even got a “Forza Silvia!” from Victor on my first trek, well that made me smile and think, “here goes!”
After and early morning start and a last minute decision to visit Lago Grey on the way back, needless to say I needed something to warm me up, arriving back at Refugio Darwin, i asked for a cup of tea, not long after a spread was being set up, I thought ‘that’s nice”, well what I didn’t realise is they were setting up to take some photos, oops, It was only a bit of cheese while I waited for my tea, A little laughter and a voice said “wait” lol
I was then asked if I would take some images in exchange for dinner, well of course! dinner was great by the way! Nothing like a BBQ, I even got to try Pisco. I never did get that cup of tea….Although I was then offered what was on the table.
The bottle of wine as a gift was definitely a bonus, before dinner and during sunset, perfect.
A special thanks to both Nicole’s, Victor and other staff members during my stay, should i be back anytime soon, I know exactly where to stay.